Wednesday 3 April 2019 12:37 am

City Moves for 3 April – who’s switching jobs at Finastra, Trustpilot and Softomotive?

Who’s on the move today?


Finastra has announced the appointment of Sharon Doherty as chief people officer. Sharon joins from Vodafone, where she held the position of global organisation and people development director. In her new role at Finastra she will have global responsibility for making Finastra the most inclusive employer in the fintech industry.

Based at Finastra’s headquarters in Paddington, London, she will be a member of the Finastra executive leadership team and will report directly to Finastra chief executive Simon Paris. Sharon was a driving force behind Vodafone’s award-winning diversity and inclusion agenda and was recognized in the 2018 Outstanding Leaders and Allies list. Her previous experience also includes chief of human resources at Laing O’Rourke and senior roles at BAA, General Electric, PwC and Kingfisher.


Trustpilot, the leading independent platform for companies to build trust with consumers, today announces the appointment of Gabriele Famous as chief marketing officer. She will report to Trustpilot founder and chief executive Peter Holten Muhlmann. Gabriele brings extensive track record driving global growth and brand recognition at fast-growing software and cloud-based technology platforms who lead their categories.

She joins from the world’s largest construction collaboration platform, Aconex, where she was chief marketing officer. Prior to Aconex, she served in senior global marketing positions at Zendesk and Salesforce in Silicon Valley. Based in London, her role at Trustpilot will be to lead strategic and operational marketing functions globally. Focus areas for Gabriele will include go-to-market strategy, pricing and sales enablement, brand and product positioning, and customer experience programmes.


Softomotive has announced the appointment of Guy Berruyer as chairman of the board. Guy is the former chief executive of Sage Group, the accounting software firm, and successfully led the company to a subscription software model. He brings his experience not only as a former FTSE 100 chief executive but also as chairman of software company Linaro, director at Berger Levrault and non executive director at Meggitt PLC.

He is also a senior advisor at Warburg Pincus LLC and former council member at the University of Southampton. Founded in 2005, Softomotive has been a pioneer in the robotic process automation marketplace and now has more than 8,000 customers worldwide. Last September. it announced its Series A financing round of $25m (£19.2m), to help build on its strong and growing position.